After you’ve gone through an intense workout, there are certain foods you should eat that are much better for you than others. Sure, you can eat a bunch of junk food, but that’ll just negate so much of the progress you made from working out. But if you want to optimize your exercise with some good nutrition, here are three foods that’ll certainly do the job.
For non-vegetarians, chicken is an excellent and widely popular source of protein to eat after finishing an intense workout. Assuming it’s not fried or glazed, grilled chicken is one of the healthiest things you can eat when you’re craving some food after leaving the gym.
If you’re not a meat or chicken-eater, oatmeal is another great option. It’s a good source of carbs that won’t make you feel bloated, and it’s pretty darn warm and tasty. Just make sure not to add sugar, and instead add some fruit such as bananas.
It’s not called a super-food for no reason. Avocado has emerged in modern society as one of the healthiest foods around, providing a source of “good fat”, as well as protein and other vitamins, making it another great post-workout option.